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"One Hundred and Sixty Minutes":

"The Race To Save The RMS Titanic"

2024-04-15 19:00:00 2024-04-15 20:00:00 America/New_York "One Hundred and Sixty Minutes": One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Monday, April 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-15 19:00:00 2024-04-15 20:00:00 America/New_York "One Hundred and Sixty Minutes": One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Explore From Home

Virtual AS 1

One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86340481536

The Titanic sank one hundred and twelve years ago, on April 15th, 1912.

 There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately sent messages back and forth across the dark frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission. More than twenty-eight ships would be involved in the rescue of Titanic survivors along with four different countries.

At the heart of the rescue are two young Marconi operators, Jack Phillips, 25 and Harold Bride, 22, tapping furiously and sending electromagnetic waves into the black night as the room they sat in slanted toward the icy depths and not stopping until the bone numbing water was around their ankles. Then they plunged into the water after coordinating the largest rescue operation the maritime world had ever seen and thereby saving seven hundred and ten people by their efforts.

The race to save the largest ship in the world from certain death would reveal both heroes and villains. It would begin at 11:40 PM on April 14, when the iceberg was struck and would end at 2:20 AM April 15, when her lights blinked out and left one thousand and five hundred people thrashing in 25-degree water. Although the race to save Titanic survivors would stretch on beyond this, most people in the water would die, but the amazing thing is that of the 2229 people, 710 did not and this was the success of the Titanic rescue effort.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/73650

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EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | History | Author Talk |

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